Pedro Barros

Vans Park Series Begins 2018 Pro Tour in São Paulo, Brazil

YouTube Preview Image2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour kicks off in São Paulo, Brazil at a brand new skatepark next weekend where Select Men and Women VPS Pros will go head to head with Challengers, Wildcards and regional hopefuls pushing for a piece of the season’s first VPS podium.

VPS tour vets Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (2017 Men’s Park Terrain World Champion), Ivan Federico, Jack Fardell, Cory Juneau and others. Florianópolis’ Pedro Barros will defend his 2016 and 20117 VPS Brazil titles and blaze against top contenders Tom Schaar, Alex Sorgente, and new Wildcard Fernando Bramsmark looking to claim a 3-peat in his home county.

The Brazil stop is also the newest addition to the expanded 2018 VPS Women’s Tour, open for registration to all women’s competitors to compete against Select Pros such as defending 2017 World Champion Nora Vasconcellos, former champ Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armanto, Jordyn Barratt and Brazil native Yndiara Asp. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.

Located in the heart of São Paulo – the biggest city in Brazil and in the region—Vans will debut its brand-new park, a public, free access built-to-spec skatepark with over 2,800 square feet of never before skated park terrain, featuring a 9 1/2 foot deep end, multiple transfers, extensions, a center volcano, ledges, rails, and smooth concrete coping all around.

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live in English and Portuguese for free on ETNlive.com, the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com. The broadcast times and the final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees

Tom Schaar VPSVans Park Series has proudly announced the official 2018 VPS Pro Tour roster, inviting the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2017 season along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by exclusive qualifying Tour Challengers in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2018 VPS World Championships.

For the Women’s division, Vans Park Series expands the qualification series for the 2018 Women’s Pro Tour with events in Brazil, Sweden and United States, and announces open registration at each stop for all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.

The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series
2018 World Championship Tour Invitees*

Select Pros
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Pedro Barros
Tom Schaar
Alex Sorgente
Karl Berglind
Ivan Federico
Cory Juneau
Jack Fardell

Men’s Tour Wildcards
Chris Russell
Fernando Bramsmark
Grant Taylor
Jaakko Ojanen
Kevin Kowalski
Raven Tershy
Ronnie Sandoval

Women’s Select Pros
Nora Vasconcellos
Brighton Zeuner
Kisa Nakamura
Lizzie Armanto
Grace Marhoefer
Jordyn Barratt
Kihana Ogawa
Yndiara Asp

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live and for free on the ETN app, ETNlive.com, and vansparkseries.com.

Vans Park Series World Championships Highlights

The Vans Park Series brought many of the world’s top park terrain rippers to Shanghai, China last week. And despite the shuffle in the competition schedule due to wet weather, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos earned their keep as 2017’s world champions of park terrain skateboarding. Drop by the Vans Park Series website for a wrap of the action.

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Mens World Championship Final Results
1. Oskar Rozenberg-Hallberg
2. Pedro Barros
3. Tom Schaar
4. Alex Sorgente
5. Karl Berglind
6. Ivan Federico
7. Cory Juneau
8. Jack Fardell

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Womens World Championship Final Results
1. Nora Vasconcellos
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Kisa Nakamura
4. Lizzie Armanto
5. Grace Marhoefer
6. Jordyn Barratt
7. Kihana Ogawa
8. Yndiara Asp

Vans Park Series Vancouver Highlights Video

YouTube Preview ImageVans returned to the legendary Hastings Park in Vancouver, Canada for the 4th stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series. Every contest seems to get better, and this year Canada was no different. This was Pedro Barros first contest on Canadian soil, and he didn’t disappoint the rabid skate fans of Vancouver. The skating was next level, and everyone was putting together video part tricks in their contest runs, but at the end it was Tom Schaar 3rd, Karl Berglind 2nd, and Pedro Barros 1st, claiming his second win of 2017.

Check out the highlights video to see what went down.

Pedro Barros Wins 2017 Vans Park Series Stop #4

YouTube Preview ImageBrazilian ripper Pedro Barros tore into the bowls, hips and spine of Hastings Skatepark with raw determination in his first-ever visit. His Canada victory marks his second event win on the 2017 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour.

“Fortunately, I was able to come to Canada this year,” said Canada event winner Pedro Barros. “This place, everybody, the energy, these guys are true skaters. Thank you, we are all united together!”

Final Results
1. Pedro barros
2. Karl Berglind
3. Tom Schaar
4. Ivan Federico
5. Cory Juneau
6. Robin Bolian
7. Trey Wood
8. Alex Sorgente

Drop by the Vans Park Series website to see the archived webcast, action photos and VPS Tour standings. Visit The Boardr website for complete results.

Vans Park Series Crowns Rune Glifberg and Amelia Brodka First Ever European Park Terrain Champions

Rune Glifberg VPS
Amelia Brodka VPSRune Glifberg (Denmark) and Amelia Brodka (Poland) were crowned as the first ever VPS European park terrain champions yesterday. Introduced this year, the VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.

For today’s main event, the VPS Men’s Pro Tour semis and finals will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and via the Vans Park Series iPhone app beginning at 3pm CET/6am PST/9am EST.

Top VPS Select Pros Pedro Barros, Chris Russell, Raven Tershay, Grant Taylor, Kevin Kowalski and current World Champion Alex Sorgente and more, will battle it out against advancing Men’s Pro Tour Challengers below.

VPS Brazil Global Qualifier – Tour Challenger Results
1. Tom Schaar
2. Vincent Matheron
3. CJ Collins
4. Karl Berglind
5. Roman Pabich
6. Tristan Rennie
7. Trey Wood
8. Willy Lara
9. Robin Bolian*
10. Vinicius Kakinho*
*Alternates

To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app or visit Vans Park Series online.

Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour
Pro Tour*
March 4th – Sydney, Australia**

April 8th – Serra Negra, Brazil**

May 27th – Malmö, Sweden**

July 8th – Vancouver, Canada**

August 5th – Huntington Beach, USA

World Championships*
September 23rd – Shanghai, China

*Broadcasted live on Red Bull TV
**Men’s-only event